noun Slang.
a persistently dull, boring pest.

1945–50, Americanism; < Yiddish, equivalent to nud- base of nudyen (see nudge2) + -nik -nik Unabridged
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nudnik (ˈnʌdnɪk)
informal (US) an annoying or boring person
[C20: from Yiddish nudyen to bore + -nik]

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Word Origin & History

1947, from Yiddish, with agential suffix -nik (q.v.) + Pol. nuda "boredom" or Rus. nudnyi "tedious, boring," from O.C.S. *nauda-, from PIE *neuti- "need" from root *nau- "death, to be exhausted" (see need).
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nudnik definition

  1. n.
    a bore; a pest; a crank. (From Russian via Yiddish. Also a term of address.) : Tell that nudnik to stay away from here. He is such a pest.
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